ALERTS: STATE AIDS - EUROPEAN UNION - POLAND – ANNULMENT - TAXES - SALES/DISTRIBUTION - SELECTIVE ADVANTAGE

Selective advantage: The General Court of the European Union annuls the Commission’s decision classifying a progressive Polish tax in the retail sector as State aid (Poland / Commission)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 16 May 2019, the General Court of the European Union delivered a judgment in Joined Cases T-836/16 and T-624/17 (Poland v Commission).. It not only overturns the decision of 30 June 2017 according to which the Commission found that the tax in question constituted State aid incompatible with the internal market and that it had been unlawfully put into effect, but also the decision of 19 September 2016 by which the Commission initiated the procedure, enjoining the Polish authorities to suspend without delay the "application of the progressive rate of tax until the Commission has adopted a decision on its compatibility with the internal market". The

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Alain Ronzano, Selective advantage: The General Court of the European Union annuls the Commission’s decision classifying a progressive Polish tax in the retail sector as State aid (Poland / Commission), 16 May 2019, Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 90680, www.concurrences.com

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